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Ahmad Sultan

Afghans jostling for visas to Pakistan spark stampede, killing 15

Oct 21 2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan At least 15 people were killed in a stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered to apply for visas for neighbouring Pakistan in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials said. | Video

Afghan woman prays that peace will save her fourth husband

Sep 22 2020

KABUL/JALALABAD, Afghanistan Heavily pregnant Taj Bibi prays for her fourth husband as the Afghan soldier sets off to battle the Taliban, hoping his fate won't be the same as that of his three brothers, her first three husbands, all killed fighting the militants.

Afghan war victims say hope for peace comes at a price: forgiveness

Aug 09 2020

KABUL/GERDAW VILLAGE, Afghanistan - At the age of 17, Mohammed Jafar married three women, widows of his three brothers killed in a suicide bombing in 2016 in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, as he decided to make peace with the diktats of local Pasthun tribal elders.

Afghan war victims say hope for peace comes at a price: forgiveness

Aug 09 2020

KABUL/GERDAW VILLAGE, Afghanistan - At the age of 17, Mohammed Jafar married three women, widows of his three brothers killed in a suicide bombing in 2016 in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, as he decided to make peace with the diktats of local Pasthun tribal elders.

Truck bomb in eastern Afghan city kills five, Taliban claim responsibility

May 14 2020

JALALABAD/KABUL A truck packed with explosives blew up near a court in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on Thursday, killing at least five people in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents.

Newborns among 16 dead in Kabul hospital attack; 24 killed in funeral bombing

May 12 2020

KABUL/JALALABAD Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. | Video

Taliban resumes attacks on Afghan forces, five policemen die

Mar 03 2020

NANGARHAR/KABUL Five Afghan policemen died in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint near a copper mine on Tuesday, officials in the region said, a day after the insurgents decided to resume operations against local forces.

American, Afghan soldiers killed in shootout in Afghanistan: NY Times

Feb 08 2020

KABUL U.S. and Afghan forces came under attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said in Kabul, as they launched investigations into what the New York Times described as a deadly shootout between Afghan and American soldiers during a joint exercise.

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, five others in Afghanistan

Dec 04 2019

KABUL/NANGARHAR, Afghanistan Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. | Video

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Nov 19 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Security forces have "obliterated" Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.

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